Effects of Immunological Castration on Changes in Dressing Percentage and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Pigs

Immunologically castrated male pigs lost more liveweight during transport and lairage than physically castrated males, intact males or gilts, according to new research from the University of Illinois. The immunologically castrated animals has a one percentage point higher lean cutting yield than those that had been physically castrated.
calendar icon 22 January 2014
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